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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the ancestors of the Brott family name. The Brott surname is derived from the German word "brot," which means "bread," and was originally an occupational name for a person who baked or sold bread. As a surname it was often combined with suffixes such as "mann." Brotbacher means a baker of bread.

Brott Early Origins



The surname Brott was first found in Bavaria, where this family name was associated with significant developments in the district from ancient times.

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Brott Spelling Variations


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Brott Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Brott include Brot, Brote, Brott, Brotte, Braut, Braute, Brautt, Brautte, Brotts, Brotz, Brots, Brodt, Brot, von Brodt and many more.

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Brott Early History


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Brott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brott research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Brott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brott Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Brotts to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Brott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Brott who settled in San Francisco in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brott (post 1700)



  • Lewis Brott, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1913
  • Charles A. Brott (b. 1858), American Republican politician, Merchant; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Missaukee District, 1907-08. Dutch and English ancestry
  • C. Otis Brott, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Hillsdale District, 1956; Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960
  • Denis Brott (b. 1950), Canadian cellist, music teacher
  • Boris Brott (b. 1944), Canadian conductor
  • Alexander Brott CM, CQ (1915-2005), born Joël Brod, Canadian violinist and composer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Brott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brott Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 December 2015 at 02:30.

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